Johns Hopkins Gazette | January 26, 2009
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University January 26, 2009 | Vol. 38 No. 19
Center for Global Health Awards Second Round of Faculty Grants

The Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health has awarded pilot grants of $50,000 to 10 faculty members to enable and support their proposed global health research projects. Instructors and assistant professors from the schools of Public Health, Medicine and Nursing were eligible to apply for the awards.

The primary purpose of the faculty grants is to strengthen the winners' abilities to secure extramural funding.

This is the second year the Center for Global Health has offered the grant program.

The recipients and their projects are as follows: Judith Bass, Public Health, "Comparing HIV Infection to Other High-Risk Conditions for Risk of Depression in Pregnancy" in Brazil; Jason Farley, Nursing, "An Evaluation of Infection Control K.A.P. and Infrastructure in MDR and XDR-TB Centers in South Africa"; Nadia Hansel, Medicine, "Prevalence of Asthma and Underlying Risk Factors in Two Peruvian Cities"; Meredith McCormack, Medicine, "The Impact of African Dust on Childhood Asthma Morbidity in Barbados"; Luke Mullany, Public Health, "Human Rights Violations and HIV-Related Outcomes Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Nepal"; Megan Reller, Medicine, "Reducing Morbidity and Mortality From Acute Febrile Illness by Improved Diagnosis" in Sri Lanka; Irving Reti, Medicine, "Decreasing the Use of Unmodified Electroconvulsive Therapy in India"; Diana Scorpio, Medicine, "Epidemiology of Bartonella sp in Brazilian Blood Donors and Domestic Animals"; Pamela Surkan, Public Health, "Impact of Iron and Zinc Supplementation on Development in Nepalese Children"; and Harikrishna Tandri, Medicine, "Incidence and Determinants of Post-Myocardial Infarction Sudden Cardiac Death in South India."


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